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Contacts Lenses vs Traditional Glasses

Contacts Lenses vs Traditional Glasses

There are a lot of optical vision correction methods these days, and eyeglasses and contacts are two of the most popular ones. Each of these come with advantages and drawbacks. If you think you may need contacts or eyeglasses, you will first need an eye exam. At Pathway Eye, our optometrists will help you decide which form of vision correction is best for you and your lifestyle. Visit one of our locations in Athens, Huntsville, Madison, Rogersville, in Alabama, or Chattanooga and Ooltewah in Tennessee.

Choosing Eyeglasses

Many people like the tradition of wearing glasses and use them as a fashion statement. Wearing glasses may be such a habit that the wearer might not consider trying a contacts lens. Glasses are easier than contact lenses to put on and take off, and you can do both anywhere. However, they do need some maintenance during the day. They often need to be adjusted, and they likely need to be cleaned a few times a day. If you play sports, it's easy for your sports goggles to come off. However, glasses are a good fashion accessory for many who love the way they look. Some patients simply don't want to touch their eyes, and they wear glasses so they don't have to.

Choosing Contact Lenses

If you live an active lifestyle, contact lenses can be a good choice. A contacts lens isn't likely to come out if you run into someone during a game or run on the treadmill. This optical choice is also great for those who don't like the look of glasses. When you wear contacts, you generally don't have to do anything to maintain them throughout the day. They are put in during the morning, and you don't have to handle them at all until they are removed at night.

Visit Our Optometrists for Contacts and Eyeglasses

If you need vision correction, our eye doctor will perform an eye exam to determine your prescription. At Pathway Eye, our optometrist provides glasses, contacts, and other optical services. Call us today to schedule an appointment. Visit one of our locations in Athens, Huntsville, Madison, Rogersville, in Alabama, or Chattanooga and Ooltewah in Tennessee.